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Old 07-09-2013, 09:35 PM
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Hey guys. I have a 2006 bmw 325i with Xeon hid headlights. My passenger side gets a little condensation it in. What can I do to prevent it and what can happen if I don't? Because I want to upgrade my angel eyes to LED and don't want to blow them out. Thanks!


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First you should find the source of the leak. It could be an open door somewhere or a crack in the housing. Or it could just be that someone opened the housing to replace something and the moisture in the air is trapped in there.

A little bit of condensation won't do too much but if there is a lot, it can short the SMC II module that controls your adaptive lighting. It sits on the bottom of your housing so excess moisture can flood that area and short the controller.

You don't have to worry about the angel eye bulb because it sits in the back of the housing and is suspended. So water has a very slim chance in reaching the 2 contacts for the bulb. The contacts are about a 1/2" away from each other so an electrical short due to water is very unlikely.
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First you should find the source of the leak. It could be an open door somewhere or a crack in the housing. Or it could just be that someone opened the housing to replace something and the moisture in the air is trapped in there.

A little bit of condensation won't do too much but if there is a lot, it can short the SMC II module that controls your adaptive lighting. It sits on the bottom of your housing so excess moisture can flood that area and short the controller.

You don't have to worry about the angel eye bulb because it sits in the back of the housing and is suspended. So water has a very slim chance in reaching the 2 contacts for the bulb. The contacts are about a 1/2" away from each other so an electrical short due to water is very unlikely.
How can I figure out where the water is coming from?
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Inspect all the seals. And check for cracks or any other damage.

There is a seal for the angel eye cover, the back cover for the low and high beam, the SMC II module which sits under the housing (you need to remove the fender liner to access it), the ballast, and also the harness connector itself.

Where about in NJ are you? I'm from Livingston and frequently travel to and from Philly.

We can meet up and I can take a look if would like. I can also install any bulbs you want to buy. Let me know.
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Inspect all the seals. And check for cracks or any other damage.

There is a seal for the angel eye cover, the back cover for the low and high beam, the SMC II module which sits under the housing (you need to remove the fender liner to access it), the ballast, and also the harness connector itself.

Where about in NJ are you? I'm from Livingston and frequently travel to and from Philly.

We can meet up and I can take a look if would like. I can also install any bulbs you want to buy. Let me know.
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